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ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli maintains second position; R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane move up

Indian skipper Virat Kohli -  who scored a record-breaking seventh double hundred in Pune, is now just one rating point behind Australia’s Steve Smith who is sitting at the top of the ICC Test Rankings.

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DNA Web Team

Updated: Oct 14, 2019, 05:59 PM IST

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli -  who scored a record-breaking seventh double hundred in Pune, is now just one rating point behind Australia’s Steve Smith who is sitting at the top of the ICC Test Rankings.

Ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who had entered the top 10 after the first Test in Visakhapatnam, has now moved to the seventh spot, courtesy the six wickets he took against the Proteas in the Pune as well.

The other Indian in the top 10 bracket is Jasprit Bumrah. He has maintained his third spot despite not being a part of the current squad due to injury.

India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has too moved to the ninth spot. Rahane contributed with a valuable 59 runs and stitched together a 178-run partnership with Virat Kohli to help the Men in Blue post a huge first innings total.

Cheteshwar Pujara has also entered the top 10 list securing the fourth spot.

India have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series and will face South Africa in the final Test beginning Saturday in Ranchi.

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